Dental Exams and Dental Cleanings

Most of us know that regular dental exams and professional dental cleanings are extremely important to our oral health. Fortunately, dental exams and cleanings are simple and painless procedures. But, if you’ve never had a dental exam or professional cleaning, you may have some questions about the actual procedures. If so, keep reading to learn more about how Bronxville Dentistry can help you achieve your optimum oral health in one simple appointment.

Our trained professionals here offer dental exams and cleanings in Bronxville, NY using only the latest technology equipment to ensure complete safety and care.


Dental exams begin by investigating the health of your mouth. We’ll use a small mirror so we can see every angle of your teeth and gums to examine for signs of gingivitis, cavities, and other oral health issues including a visual oral cancer screening. The importance of regularly scheduled dental exams is that it allows the professionals at Bronxville Dentistry to detect and treat oral health concerns before they become a more complicated procedure if left undetected and untreated. An example of this is the early signs of gingivitis. When caught early enough, gingivitis can be easily treated with enhanced brushing, flossing, and rinsing techniques. If left undetected, gingivitis can lead to bone loss and infection.

Dental exams also commonly include the use of dental x-rays in Bronxville. This allows the staff at Bronxville Dentistry to thoroughly see what may be going on below the surface of your gums, such as bone loss, as well as to detect hairline cracks in a tooth that wouldn’t otherwise be visible.


If you visit us for a professional cleaning without a dental exam, you can rest assured that our dental hygienists will also perform a visual exam like the one mentioned above. If anything of concern is detected, they will call in Dr. Aviel for a further examination of the concern. If there are no concerns noted, your hygienist will begin the professional dental cleaning.

To accomplish the cleaning, your hygienist will use special dental tools to scrape away the plaque and tartar build-up that has accumulated between and around your teeth (including at the gum line) since your last professional dental cleaning appointment. Once the plaque and tartar have been removed, the deep cleaning process continues with the use of a mild abrasive to remove any remaining plaque and tartar. The last step to the dental cleaning process is flossing and personalized instructions for you to use at home for maximum benefits when you are brushing and flossing.


If it’s been more than six months since your last dental exam or professional teeth cleaning, please contact Bronxville Dentistry to make an appointment. We have flexible scheduling in our dental clinic and you ca now schedule an appointment with us for dental exams and cleanings in Bronxville today!


What are Dental exams and Cleanings?

A dental exam is a check up on your dental health. During these exams we evaluate the teeth and tell the patient what needs to be done moving forward. Teeth cleanings are part of oral hygiene which involves the removal of dental plaque from your teeth with the intention of preventing cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.

What should you not do before getting your teeth cleaned?

We would suggest not eating five hours prior to your appointment. If you do though, we will still be able to see you for a cleaning.

How long do I have to wait after a dental cleaning?

You can eat right after you get a dental cleaning, as long as you're not numb. We will then see you back in 6 months for your next dental cleaning.

Why are teeth cleaning so painful?

Teeth cleanings should not hurt. If a patient does experience pain, it's usually because of complicating factors. This may include gum inflammation, tooth decay, and other symptoms of oral disease that can lead to increased sensitivity.

Can you eat before a dental deep cleaning?

We would suggest not to, but we can still give you a cleaning if you do.

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